One of the most effective approaches to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of the individuals that should not be able to open it. There are many good reasons to do that. For instance, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you could restrict the access for a whole country. You can even block IP addresses if you notice that there are way too many Internet browser requests from them, if many spam comments are left on your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded a lot of times. In any of these situations, the traffic is most probably fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any questionable IP address, in order to be on the safe side. In this way, you'll also steer clear of the chance of your server getting overloaded by a lot of fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared hosting from us, you'll be able to see comprehensive traffic statistics for all of your sites and if you notice that a considerable amount of the visits to any of them are not real, you could block the IP addresses which have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is incredibly simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then type in the IP address that you would like to block and save the change. All of the addresses that you have blacklisted will appear inside the same section of the Control Panel, so that you can always remove any one of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges through the tool as well - you simply need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.